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quote about experiences in africa, big game hunting. and writing for an audience that was growing and growing, it was a very successful magazine. by the end of the 1930s he was appearing monthly in a magazine that had a readership of about a million men. so this is a period that helped to create that persona, that masculine persona where he was writing of himself for men about his adventures and it contributes to these apocryphal stories that are out there. >> before our next call we would like to you listen to ernest hemingway's voice. this is a little clip of him talking about the many places where he's written in his career. let's listen. >> beside the fifth column, i wrote the killers, today is friday, and indians, part of the sun also rises and the first third to have and to have not in matry. it was always a good place for working. so was paris and so were key
and to separate ourselves from the needs of corporations, big business and also big government as it deals with big business. >> host: walter mosley is with us for an half an hour and we will mixing your calls, e-mail messages and tweets and look forward to them. here's more of the diagnosis of the state we are in as he sees it. most of us in modern-day america are sick, we suffer deep emotional displacement from the line is we are told and the subsequent lies we tell ourselves. i'm fine, doing well, part of a healthy space policy. i'm helping my children become whole, helping individuals, none or at least little of this is true. so what does society look like to you? >> guest: what it looks like to everybody. we do a lot of eating fast food, we get educations that don't really help us become full well-rounded people. we involve ourselves in a political where we think things will happen but we know they are not going to happen, so we are actually kind of schizophrenic. we are doing something that we say well i hope this is doing well but i know it's not going to do well, like for instance
which i ambled over an aberration with and affirmative-action big sales. i don't need to tease them anything but i will tell you the truth is inherently appealing and a lot of college kids don't have that experience that is why i keep speaking despite the risk of physical violence because half of the audience does not have clearly defined political believes i am the only conservative they will hear after four years of college. a lot of things like this have happened but one example of syracuse one of the college republicans kept saying what they say at the green meeting. i said are you a secret mall? he said i used to be green. i said what changed you? i saw you give a speech and your the only person who made sense right after 9/11. it does make a difference for the kids were just forming opinions and if you just speak the truth is appealing. >> i'd like to read to quotes and ask you to comment on both of them and you may know them very well. as long as democrats can win the election without demagoguing happy to turn america into a banana republic putting us on a high-speed bullet t
is an open minded scholar. who embraces big ideas who's not encapsulated by silos or artificial boundaries. he's clarifies as he pursues nuance and complexity. don't be fooled by the fact that this book and after the cohen says from prehistoric times to the french revolution. professor fukuyama takes you through the state, counter, and government, and what's the origin. having one of those in place doesn't suppose that the others will have vibrant and alive institutions. he discusses failed and failing states, provides probing questions ab the -- about the united states as well. i love the fact that you defend the necessity of politics even as you take us through political anxiety and political decay and it makes us think about our own society here in the united states. i have not read the whole book yet. but i've already been made to think for me unreconstructed and open-minded liberal you helped me realize there's more than friedrich hayek that market absolutism. let us welcome francis fukuyama and -- [applause] [applause] >> let's also pay tribute to the good work of c-span which adds t
i don't understand. >> host: you throw parties on a big yacht. >> guest: to the reclusive miss -- stays in your house. i am not sure people stand before sports events and travel world. i don't know. last week i was going to send out a tweet saying billionaire heads to las vegas to reenact the life of howard hughes. i don't even like las vegas. >> host: you have to tweak that. that is too funny. >> guest: maybe next week. >> host: i will hold you up on that. what do you make of the people, like former microsoft employees. >> guest: which ones? >> host: they're not in the audience. surprise at the extra from vanity fair's saying why is he speaking out now and asking -- what is the point of that? what is the point of airing dirty laundry? >> that was a moment in my life when i decided you are the founder of a company and decide to leave and the way it happened at that time was gone. it was most important that it was a signature moment in my life and gives people an idea of the trajectory which went from a hugely productive and innovative and fun partnership to the lows at the end
stunned to not see every single hand in the room go up. okay. two big thumbs up for the verge of selfishness. fantastic. if you have not read alice shrek in no way i envy you because you have before you a fantastic. the first reading is a transformer and experience. in poll after poll what americans are asked, what is the book that influences you the most. alice shrek is always in the top two or three. the town had. always in the top two or three. i have to tell you, there is a message in that that we libertarians, individualists, one of the curses is we tend to sometimes think that we are alone. i can tell you i certainly feel that way. i live in northern california where a libertarian can feel very, very alone. i live just south of san francisco, not literally in nazi policies congressional district, but i can smell it from our live. i can tell you, i feel very alone. it is fantastic to be here as freedom fest. it is great to see that there are like-minded people. they just don't have to live in my zip code. so written 54 years ago, probably the best selling book in the engl
was cured. i didn't know that. that was also a big factor, a big wake-up call. but, i mean, certain things that i don't think they are the mysterious. you have to be eternally vigilant about new platforms coming down the pipe. if you think about this book and twitter, both of those could have been created earlier. used to be a thing called my space not that long ago. >> i was on it. >> you work. >> for like three weeks. when a new platform comes along and devolves more rapidly you can be obsolete quickly. you have to be incredibly vigilant, hire the best people. we didn't move microsoft a silicon valley because bill said everybody changes jobs in 18 months. that was a 1977. still true. so we said, yeah. seattle. rain. i want to go outside. anyway and of course our families were there. sorry. so great people. and then there is this blind spot. the forms of were potentially obsoletes dual an apple didn't release the social network stuff coming like it has. >> of course you know apple tried to launch a bang. and not sure where it is gone, but clearly a little too late. they're not quite caugh
finally bit the big spending problem is a big problem in the united states and are starting to realize comes from the award for weight and the welfare state. and the big spending has consequences. we see it in terms of violations of financial privacy and in terms a voracious government that can't bear enough. we see it ironically enough from the government are going from the very regime of many people in my generation and the vietnam war, a word that is still sacred to the government conservatives. there seemed to be nothing wrong, nothing tomorrow, the brutal communist regimes in history. hiroshima killed u.s. soldiers and borrowing the money to fund their imperialist adventures in the warfare state. now if you think you're exempt from these problems, think again because when they need their money, they look at it. when that crisis comes like franklin roosevelt, and other government advocates it, make it a felony offense to on the goal at this conference. they even nationalize the iras because those are nice, juicy targets and that's at the argentine government does when it ran out of
are going to be the same. you're going to have some neighborhoods that have large houses and big lots. that's okay. and you're going to have other parts that have apartment complexes and duplexes, that's okay too. but there's some things we should all have in common in all of our neighborhoods. they should be places where children can grow up safely, where they feel comfortable walking next door, going down to see their friend down the street, where the infrastructure look okay, it's the streets and the sidewalks, they look okay, where there are not drug dealers and prostitutes down the street. that's not how you and i would want to live, have our children grow up, and we should -- i know we don't want any of our children to have to grow up in places like that. they should have a grocery store down the street and a bank and a library. they should have, generally, the amenities that all of us have, and every child should have at least the opportunity, there's no guarantee of results in america, but the they should have opportunities to grow up in a place and be able to believe in the same dr
from the marketing department of a multi-billion dollars organization that really has a big financial stake in the future of books. it's important to remember that if someone has a future that completely and 100% is tied up in e-books, they will try to figure the book in the state of the book is all about e-books. now, in order to try to separate the rhetoric from the reality of simba information on with our parent company, we put together a nationally representative u.s. consumer survey. and we wanted to go to the entire u.s. adult population and basically ask who is buying these things anyway. do you buy e-books? what devices on which do you become how many books do you buy and so forth? and over the three-year period we've been collecting data and we have begun collecting it quarterly for our three e-book publishing 2011 report, we found that about 90% of the u.s. adult population hasn't bought a single solitary digital book. not a single e-book. we also found that because we asked questions that print book buyer still outnumber e-book buyers, about five to one. and the other thing
atlas shrugged? i'm actually stunned that not every single hand in the room when a. two big thumbs up for the virtue of selfishness. fantastic. in a way i envy you because you have before you a fantastic treat. it is a transformative experience that when americans are asked always in the top two or three. the other masterpiece errors in the top two or three. i've got to say there's a message or not, that we libertarians come individualists, one of the curses as they sometimes think we're alone. i can tell you i feel that way. i live in northern california we libertarians can feel very, very alone. i saw the same with cisco, so i'm not luckily nancy pelosi's congressional district, but i can smell it from where he lives. i can feel very alone, so it's fantastic to be your freedom fries. i think mark scouts and for hooking me for years to be here. it's great to have like-minded people they just don't admit it though. that to ayn rand. probably the second country in best-selling book that written language. it sells more copies ever you. it sold more copies than ever before in its history
on goldman sachs helps us to forget there's a number of institutions equally culpable that are too big and intertwined and too dangerous frankly for the public good, and we are not addressing those, nor by the way, even doing digging into what has gone on or what they were involved with because there is a favor ploy. >> thank you. >> he's not defending them. >> exactly, exactly. >> just so you know that. >> to what effect, if any, did repealing class have on the crisis? >> [laughter] >> just a tiny little bit. [laughter] well, glass stegel was the depression era law that served us well for 66 years i think it was. of course, they were, the big financial institutions chipping away at it for years and finally succeeded with the help of robert ruben to annihilate it all together in 1999, and there's a picture in the book of the signing of grahm-leech-briley and everybody is smiling and laughing and greenspan is there clapping, and it's all a big love fest, and it really was the beginning of the end. 23 -- if you look, there's a wonderful picture of roosevelt signing this into law and nobo
in the country. t we did too big surveys of these folks. what i found fascinating as if began to look through theegan results of the service, the t difference in how people were how pe responding to questions aboutop opportunity and access as anitya function of age or asra generations. would go into this a little bit later, but a short story is s those people who were under 40 and you have a system that i have organized where i call these people generations, the people under 40 responded quitei differently to those who were over 40 in terms of how muchm discrimination date received in the workplace and how much ofp today's date of were available for them personally. just in terms of how difficult it was to make it in americanci, society. and so once i saw this interesting generational break out in the data we went back w ahead of a small group ofarchers researchers and conducted overdu 130 follow-up interviews just in the people in the survey in addition to over 100 interviewst conducted generally from the book.t so it was somewhat different methodology. but change, the country changed in som
if you are a big physics and i will take you there sometime if you come to l.a.. jon nash by contrast when the nobel prize in economics for his work on game theory. discovered discover the mathematical relationship between subjects in a contest of any kind might be a prisoner's dilemma in a contest or an ultimatum game or it could even be corporations in a particular industry or nations competing in a cold war strategy. nash equilibrium is a famous theory about how subjects reach a stable state of how they compete with one another, whether it is companies in a particular industry. they are very competitive and end up reaching a stabilize stabilize.where prices stabilize and the quality of product stabilized for a while. cold war strategies like mutual assured destruction is the type of nash equilibrium where we reach a stable state for a while. i'm not going to gain anything by changing my strategy and neither will you so we get the disability there. you may recall jon nash from movie a beautiful mind who also saw patterns that were not real, patterns of government coverups and conspi
. my mother and i'll live in carrollton georgia. we pack up to come to washington on this big train trip. as you can imagine, a big chip for us. my mother's mother was going as well. we are getting ready and coming down the big kill. pretty steep, not very long. my grandmother trips and broke her arm. broken leg. her leg. broker leg. my sister had to get someone to push around the entire time. luckily there was no problem with that. grandmother got on the train. the whole way here. we kept our family vacation intact. what i remember, and the reason i'm telling the story, if you can imagine a girl from carrollton georgia riding the train up, going into the dining car in the morning, sitting around what appear to be a very elegant table at that time in a little flour and looking out of the window and seeing, as you cross the bridge, the potomac, the washington monument. the feeling that i had knowing that i just entered our nation's capitol. later i learned, as i'm sure many of you know, that on the top of the washington monument is the capstone. on the capstone on each side it says p
and in a balanced way work on the grand bargain, as you call it, the big fix. now, i'd ask the senator, because i think a lot of americans listening to this debate -- i've been listening to it somewhat on the floor, somewhat back in the office -- and i think people have got to be saying to themselves, these guys are kind of talking past each other or something's being missed here, because you hear this side, some things sound reasonable, you hear reasonable things over here. so people say what's hanging up this process? why is the entire country being held hostage here? so i'd like to help my colleague if he'd kind of help us bear down on what we need to do here. and i'd ask him if it isn't fair and accurate to say that the so-called gang of six -- terrible name, i think, maybe we call them the g-6 -- came together with an understanding that we needed balance in the approach to satisfy both sides and build a critical mass. and that balance required cuts. you have to put the big items, the big-ticket items on the table. that means fixing social security, reforming it for the long term, medicare, m
, the environment, climate change and so on, are starting to be internalized. in the big countries like china. because they are such an important part of the incremental pressure, you know, through prices, through consumption, and through growth. that they are starting to realize, and i think this is new, its new there it is new in the global economy, that addressing these issues isn't so much a global issue for them. it's a question of long-term growth strategy is completing the process, marching to advance country high-technology success. what that means i don't think we've had time to think about, but it changes the incentive structure of the game, or the game sets run sustainability and so on. if there's one or two players or region that is internalized this and the start i because it's in their long-term self-interest. i will close with a little bit of a talk about terminology. so i encountered this with friends in asia under the heading of lifestyle. i thought, you know, they said our lifestyle is going to have to change. it's going to have to be different from the advanced countries an
something big and good for our country, they walked away from the table. tax purity was more important than deficit reduction. knowing that economists, mr. president, and market analysts and business leaders, credit rating agencies, world leaders and the american people were imploring us, imploring us to find an agreement to avoid default on our debt obligations, democrats relented. we're now debating what the republicans said they wanted, a spending cut-only plan. i can't tell you the depth of my disappointment that we couldn't pursue a truly comprehensive approach to reducing deficits and debt, one that would set the stage to continue growing our economy and create jobs. but in the name of compromise, i agreed that something versus nothing is better than default and further economic turmoil. but now it appears on a saturday night just a few hours from midnight that even that's not enough. after putting together a plan that includes 100% of the republican endorsed spending cuts to avoid default, we are at an impasse again. we have got a plan here on the floor of the senate that cuts cuts $
professor with the big ears and a funny name. now all bets are off. obama just might be willing to be the next president of the united states. it would be the capstone of an amazing rise for a politician whose charisma and personal story. the harvard educated has breezed life into the democratic party. at the heart of obama is his personality and presence. part preacher and professor and part movie star. his charisma seems effortless, his charm and afterthought. who is that guy? he certainly got it. he describes obama as the third african-american since reconstruction to serve in the senate. he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 national convention and won a grammy for the audio version of his memoir and he said he need look no farther than his desk in the senate chamber to be reminded of the last politician who embody the hopes of a generation, designed by its previous occupant including bobby kennedy. with that here we are today. conservatives, as we all know as late as last week, conservatives are questioning whether he was born, the degree to which progressives who ar
of its reputation now. think of the vonnegut books and the books that were big in the '60s and '70s if you're old enough to have been around then. very different books now. malcolm muckeridge marshall mcclewin. i'm in the ms today. [laughter] cultural superstars then, and they don't show up now. so that's, i think, the first thing. the other thing is the biography of a person, you dig into letters, you dig into reminiscences and so on. here you have mainly a narrative of where it's gone, what's happened to it along the way. and it was such a delightful concept that when i met the other authors and like to tell them about who some of these authors are or what they're going to write about because that gives you a sense of where you can take this, the diversity that's been going on. >> the other two books that have already been published in the series, one is a biography of augustin's confession by gary wells who has, of course, written about augustin several times during his career. and then this is a biography of the tibetan book of the dead by donald lopez who's up at the university
with happiness. one was much smaller states than we ended up with. he believed a state was too big, it would end up containing people from too diverse groups, and would eventually crumble. he knew of what he was speaking because his state, virginia at the point in time included what is now virginia, kentucky and west virginia, and was not a happy state and in fact it leader broke up. kentucky was seated right around this time. west virginia not until the civil war. but the other thing jefferson was talking about was who controls the senate. all those maritime states the talked about, the darker green states on the map have rivers and waterways that flow to the atlantic. west of the appellation the waterways flow unless they go directly into the gulf, they ultimately find their way to the mississippi river. and at that point in time, the mississippi river was controlled by spain in what is now tennessee since it had not yet been a state they proclaim themselves a state without congress' approval, franklin, and they talked about proclaiming themselves a republic called franklin and opening negotia
to see an oldd w man with long hair? probably braided with a big headdress wearing a leather outfit in saying how. how many expected to see that?? be truthful.ands a few hands are slowly. han for those who raise their hands and the ones that haven't comens are you disappointed in seeing it away and now? no child moved.the reas the reason i ask is, this is toe we are.wee we are ordinary people. where ordinary clothing. we're not the people you see in oort cartoons and movies. what you might read about and what people might say about us.o we're not these people.. indians, go to school, work. you might have meant a teacher in your school, have ayou principle, not know what cub, c church, a lawyer.thatho this is it we are into we want to be. ret to satisfy himself, he picked up his hand drum and began beating it and stopped. what is the deep remind them of? and a chilonded immediately, heart beat. one place you hear drums is that at powwow. he as to knew what a poway's an. told everyone they had a really good guesses but answer thethe question himself. a celebration where some of us i a
dream. he was a standard. he was a big star. he became the social leader of all the co-ops at the entrance and then he fell in love with a young intern, and we've all done something stupid out of love. what he did was he stole a 600-pound safe full of moon rocks from his professor's office, and as i said, spread them on the bed, had sex with his girlfriend and then try to sell them over the internet to a belgian gem dealer. >> his name was? >> axel. you couldn't have invented this guy. [laughter] this guy has never been out of antwerp is like. he collects rocks and treats them every monday night in issued center where all the guys in antwerp trade rocks. his hobby is popinjay which i had never heard of which is a sport where there's a wooden bird on a 100-foot pole and all these men stand around and shoot crossbows. this is a real sport. use this guy and he seized his hat on the internet, i've got moon rocks for sale, and he is this big believer in right and wrong sweetie immediately called the fbi. e-mail the fbi in tab and he became this big sting operation. thad robe
interesting story of a tribe because this is a tribe that's near big east coast population centers, but work hard at staying off the grid when it comes to official involvement with the united states government and the administration. maybe you'd like to tell us about that. >> sure. well, and i think it was 1934. there was an act that essentially the federal government took over tribes, and the idea was meant to be helpful, but it wasn't in all cases. it included a tribal chairman or woman and vote and have a counsel so that literally when someone from washington said take me to your leader. that's now how they functioned at all. different nations had different systems in place, and it worked for them, but this is another overlay of the federal government saying do it this way, it's better for you. many tribal nations did this, and some in the tribe they took up this tribal chairman system and some didn't, and among those who didn't are the tonawonda outside. they don't even use u.s. passports if possible. they don't vote. they don't let census workers on their lands. this is where i did my i
it was definitely a big first. there was a lot of unique features and really we hadn't seen shopping centers built on a grand scale with so much attention to detail and religious kinds of imposing architecture. it was very important to the northwest suburbs it was a condition of the fact that this area was a boom town, just growing rapidly in one of the more important areas of chicago at that time, kind of the case i make in the book is it represented a lot of first soon shopping center building and what we would know as malls today and it's important to be a case study to sort of talk about all shopping centers and all malls and how they've developed the best analogy i used reimbursed in the floodgate. >> predictor referred to as the father of the shopping mall. what features or design elements were considered unique at the time of its construction? >> well, victor was just an amazing story, and there is a wonderful biography about him where i obtain most of my information. he was a holocaust refugee who came from vienna in 1939 to america, and it was said that one of the things that influenced t
.i. joe," the lakers and the celtics in the championship. apple wuss big, then it -- was big, then it went away for a while, then it was back again. so it should be obvious that the 1980s is back, and for various reasons i argue in the book, it is back. and i don't think it's just because of the nostalgia factor although that's certainly a factor. also there's some coincidences. i had mentioned on my radio show a couple days ago that the weird coincidence, although you may see it not just as a coincidence, that 25 years ago almost to the exact week and, certainly, to the exact month the united states military was bombing libya, and the world was wrapped with the detention about a nuclear meltdown at chernobyl. those two things happened almost exactly 25 years ago to the month. so as much of this is pop culture, some of it is very, very real. and what i argue in the book is that the popular culture of the 1980s, the iconography of the 1980s in many ways has inspired the way we hook at real world -- look at real world events and how real world, i guess you would call them actors, behave toda
had a spirit guide that came and helped me. and although i had seen her once before, the big time i saw her was when i had the horseback riding accident, and i broke my back. i was unconscious for a while, and i was laid up for a bit. as a kid, fortunately, i healed. i'm moving around great. part of that was not believing the doctors when they said, you know, you should be glad you can walk. you're lucky you're not dead. well, yeah, sure, but i wanted to do more. but we finally had to go to a chiropractor to find somebody who said, okay, maybe exercise is okay. maybe you can do jogging. maybe you can doing? something to strengthen your back. that's when i got into dancing and cheerleading which was physically great. i felt, you know, hey, i got my body back. and then, of course, just as you start to feel good, life has a tendency sometimes just to slap you back down. and it happened to me. i had some fun times, you know, cheerleading, did the tractor queen thing. i'm sure there's not a lot of people out there that would even admit they were tractor queen if they ever were. [laughter
. this is the end of 1802. jefferson is soon to be president, and hamilton writes to pinckney, pinckney's got a big plantation down here. and says, my dear sir: regarding, as you know, as a disappointed politician, this is hamilton saying he's going to retire from public life which, of course, he didn't do. but he's asking pinckney to send him seeds. he had just bought a new plantation house of his own in new york. he was going to plant a garden, set up shop and forget about politics. we all know how alexander hamilton wound up, maybe he would have been better if he'd just retired to his garden. a few other things from the collection, let's see, there's, um, john craigton's view of carolina. we've got a lot of things from the early colonies that are of national importance, but it is a charleston institution, it's a south carolina institution, so there are some great documents. this is the original manuscript copy, and you can see the shape it's in. we're absolutely open to conservation donations. this is the original manuscript copy of his view of carolina. he was one of the first governors of the
in 1949, there was a big movement towards creating a bigger bomb called the thermonuclear bomb which is how the bugs got sioux high up. the father of the atomic bomb at the time opposed that on moral grounds and said it was not a good idea to create a weapon that's larger than its target. in other words, the thermonuclear bomb is so big that it would not wipe out a military installation, but wipe out a whole city. the thermonuclear bomb that sent bugs aloft that ken coal lips flew through was a thermonuclear bomb that was 10 megatons and that bomb is big enough if it's dropped on manhattan, it would wipe out all five burroughs and kill 75% of the population down to washington dc over time so that's a bomb that's bigger than its target, and in my book, i think, one of the more interesting animal -- animal ash analysis i came across was how to prevent war. on the other side of the fence over at the atomic test site, the department of defense were practicing how to have a nuclear war. this spy plane that ken collins was flying was called the a-12 oxcart and it was just declassified by t
's going to happen in denver. remind them of the big thompson flood or any time we have blizzards. people in florida during the hurricanes. despite the effort of florida power britney and crews from all over the country to turn the power back on, people and fun were still without power for six weeks. that's not bad today. think about august, september, in d.c. your apartment, your home, your condo, your office, or ever is, no power for six weeks. i don't want to be around you guys. you'll be nuts. you'll be irritable, pain in the rear, some of you might go off the deep end, start shooting or whenever. there is a very thin line between this technologically savvy society that we have today and mother nature or man either purposely or accidentally creating a crisis where everything we take for granted is gone. i'm afraid that most of us are deadly indifferent to it. we don't like to think about it. my time in d.c. and fema has made me a pervert in respect because now when i travel i think about how i get back, something happens. at think about we were in wholefoods are someplace. i'm looking
an old man with long hair, probably braided, with a big head dress and saying how, kids? how many expected to see that? be truth until a few hands rose slowly. for those who raised their hands and the ones who haven't, are you disappointed in seeing me the way i am now? no child moved. the reason i ask is, twhoeshsz okay? we're ordinary people. we wear ordinary clothing. we are not the people you see in cartoons, you see on movies -- in movies, you see on tv or what you might read about or what people might say about us. we are not these people. indians, we go to school. we go to work. you might have met an indian teacher in your school. you might have an indian brine. you might know an indian cop, indian judge, indian lawyer. this is who we are. and that's who we want to be, okay? receiving enough nods to satisfy him, he picked up a beat drum and stopped. and did the beat remind him of and a child raised his hand, a heartbeat. one place you hear drums is at a powwow. he asked those who is a powwow. he told everyone they had really good guesses and answered the question himself. i
the three folksy just heard from. marty, you know as a community school, educational. he is a big deal. but when he goes of his out that big a deal. his wife is a powerhouse. their daughter, molly, is an up-and-coming an already excellent film maker. i mean, to be friends with marty is like winning the trifecta, frankly. marty, you are lucky man as well as a special friend. now josh kaufman has been a personal friend and our attorney for 30 years, a founding member of the board. he has -- he has gotten me out of trouble more than once, but i think more important that he has kept me from getting into trouble which is actually more important. the most recent, he stole our footage of the disgraceful documentary. anyway, i hope we will be friends for another 30 years. you look like to make it. i don't know if i will. a leader. c.s. tear us through some incredibly tough times. seats recoveries were here when our founding chairman -- sorry. lost a battle with cancer. then, of course, she inherited the job just as the worst. he had been just terrific. that is what to say a couple of words abo
orwellian successor, big brother, is still seated on the wall. sorcery and witchcraft are more than mere metaphors. [inaudible] only a few years ago, the declaration denouncing the entire harry potter industry, the product of diabolism and abuse of impressionable minds. clerics of all faiths simply cannot bear the rapture of reality, never mind that all faiths are founded on that very exercise of imaginative projection. mind you, the position of the vatican could be put down to mere professional jealousy. [laughter] and i do not mean simply in the business of appropriating realms beyond the real. no, talking now material, you know, things. speaking of comparative earning powers. religious, religious stocks have been falling of late. imagine how much the roman catholic church has had to shell out in composition for sexual abuses of youth by its own priests. -- [inaudible] abused of their minds -- abuse of their minds continues to rake in the millions, but who knows? there the vatican would probably find support among us writers. no writer has the right to make that much money. [laughter]
to the astronaut training programs and he was achieving his dream. he is a big star and became the social leader with of the interns and then he fell in love with a young intern, and we've all done something stupid out of love. but thad roberts did is stole a safe of moon rocks from his professor's office, and as i said, spread them on a bed, had sex with his girlfriend and tried to sell them over the internet to a belgium gm dealer whose name was axle. you couldn't have invented this guy. he's never been out in his life, he's collecting rocks and treats them every monday night in this huge center where all the guys treat rocks. his hobby i have never heard of is a sport where there is a wooden bird on a 100-foot pole and all of these men stand around and shoot with crossbows. this is real. i never heard of it. so he sees this data on the internet, i've got moon rocks for sale, and he's a big believer in right and wrong so he immediately called the fbi, he mailed the fbi in tampa and it became a big testing operation and thad roberts was taken down -- i always give it away but you know he got ar
pick it up. >> the big question is the great debate that continues whether it was a sloppy career mistakes were the brilliant counter espionage section of the war that was supposed to throw off mclellan into it falsely comprehending these intentions but you think he would have been more aggressive and successful. what do think? counter espionage german stakes that wasn't taken the advantage of? >> i am convinced a sloppy career and they were orders that were lost by the courier. there are two other dimensions. one is serious and the other not so serious so why did they wait so long before giving orders to different general's especially william of franklin? those orders went out to franklin at 6:00 that evening and mclellan did express a certain amount of urgency and the orders because it was the task which was under siege by 25,000 confederates under the overall command of jackson to come to the aid of the garrison "harper's" ferry by driving away the procedures. but he did not get started until 6:00 the next morning which was 18 hours after mclellan had the information in hand. s
make work in a really big way with the kind of focus, a more expensive list cannot. >> cary goldstein is publisher and editor-in-chief of is a website. >> senator mike lee is reading it is dangerous to the right when the government is wrong by judge andrew napolitano. >> visit to see this and other summer reading lists. >> next on booktv republican congressman james rogan 3 counts his role in the impeachment trial of president bill clinton and the affect the verdict had on the executive branch. the author contends by not executing impeachment proceedings against the president a precedent would have been set allowing future presidents to remain above the law. this is about 50 minutes. >> you admire james rogan. you have to read the book rough edges which many of you probably have. we premiered it here when it first came out. it is about his life from welfare to washington. it is fascinating because he has in toward -- in toward a tough life which all of a sudden said this isn't for me and picked himself up and dusted himself off and went on to be very successful
of readers. meier paris wordpro with big readers. there were not sitting around the gain existentialist. i used to save my dad read by the pound. my mother love true crime would always be embarrassing riding the train reserve it is like the i 95 killer on the front cover there is a pitcher of 70 stabbing somebody but i was lucky. i ran into a friend from high school who said whenever i went over to your house your parents would be sitting in the living room reading no tv or radio and i thought that was so weird. [laughter] now he has kids of his own he could appreciate that was a good atmosphere to grow up and fostered by the above books. went to college at the university of philadelphia and graduated 1988 with the degree of folklore. any other folklore majors here today? [laughter] angling through the other occupations i have had i have chosen many non lucrative occupations including writings and non best-selling book but that one especially i remember looking at the want ads every sunday. it would have between forests and forklift operator. but i move to seattle and drifted into public r
it was no big deal. as she walked into the clinic something odd happened to another girl cautioned her and said all babies want to be born. james ignored or. what did this young woman no? your baby has a hard. jane in order again. your baby has fingernails. now, that was odd. this should occur. she walked into the abortion clinic and she sat down. she glanced around and she couldn't help but notice that everyone is playing with their fingernails. tapping them on the tables, chewing on them and she thought i have a life growing inside of me and she walked out of the abortion clinic and that was the end of the story. how many of you remember the statistic i gave you about a minute and a half ago? how many of you remember what prompted jane to walk out of the abortion clinic? everybody remembers the fingernails. and i promise you we cannot even those who your remembered the statistic, 1,466,000, those who remember the forgotten assist a six and would have remembered the finger nails. narratives matter. we have fought into the trap of thinking that intellectual argument tends to trump emotion. you
are no longer serious about solving big problems. and that was sort of the subject of my first book in 2007 looking ahead to the 2008 presidential race. and the big issues in education, and health care, and energy, the environment and jobs, and so on, and i think that you can really see that playing out in washington right now as we have this debate about the budget. and that this budget debate in some ways has become about paul ryan and his plan and his thinking of the budget. but that the idea that we as a nation can all agree that there is one guy in washington talking seriously about the budget is an indictment of everyone else in congress who is not, that we're sort of at this point where you want to talk about the budget? there's one guy is taking this really seriously. he's the one who's thinking about how to solve the budget problem. these are huge issues. generational issues that are going to have to be solved one way or another. and the fact that there's not a larger debate that involves more people on both sides of the aisle i think is a stunning indictment of where we are in a p
. so hope flow, you know, it -- hopefully, it's not a big deal to have a woman white house doctor anymore because we've had many of them which is my hope one day. leave those doors open and hand off the hammer to the other woman to hand it next. in other words, don't just be the first. promote others to be following in your path. that's part of the hope. but amidst all these thicks that we achieve -- things that i believe in achieving, you still have to maintain your humanity. one of the things i talk about is my secret for success is i grew up with the mantra you're never good enough, you're never good enough, you know? and that could be a dangerous thing at times, but in a lot of ways it keeps you grounded. your head doesn't get bigger than your heart or your brain. it keeps your feet on the ground and keeps you working hard because you really want to do good things in this life. and in the end, you know, i look at what i do, and it doesn't mean anything unless the people whose lives i touch and the organizations i'm involved with are better because i pass this way. so with that
a big deal but the interesting question is why it is the number care? and that -- >> and? >> what's fascinating is that lincoln -- the idea of america that we are a grand experiment and it's worth fighting for that, because we are the world's last best hope and if we fail, then democracy fails. if oppressed people are looking to us, that's the message you gave and it was inspiring. i think people -- you go to the war and fight and lose 300,000 some men simply because of some economic interests in the nation. it was a stream that lincoln -- that's the genius of lincoln, not that he created these ideas that that he had wasted them in a way that was appealing to the -- he caught the country in a way that was able to mobilize. for four long years it's just incredible. >> and he was organically connected to what you write about in your book. what you say is the idea of america. >> that's what he says. but our blood, flesh of our flesh. he is the one great president who used the founding better than anyone else. and as i say, i think africa has some connection with him. >> i wanted to a
was a stand out, big star, he came became the social leader of all of the co-op and interns. then he fell in love with young intern. we have all done something sometime out of love. he stole a 600 pound safe full of moon rocks from his professors office. as i said, spread them on the bed, had sex with his girlfriend, and try it had sell them over the internet to a belgium jim dealer, axel zimmerman. he's never been out, collecting rocks and trades them every monday night in the huge center where all of the guys in antwerp trade rocks. his hobby is a stick on a wooden bird and 100 foot pole and all of the men shoot at it with cross bows. this is the real sport. he seeing the add on the internet, i've got moon rocks for sale. he is the big believer in right and wrong. he called the fbi, he e-mailed the fbi. it became the big sting operation. thad roberts was taken down -- i always give it away. you know he got arrested. right. right. >> don't cross that line. >> right. >> you obviously have come off of enormous success with not only the books, but also the fact they then are converted to mo
and all went to carrollton. we packed up and went to washington on a train trip. it was a big trip for us. my mother's mother was going as well. we're getting ready and we're coming down the big hill on our little house. it's pretty steep, not very long and my grandmother tripped and broke her leg. she broke her leg. ackermann because my sister had to push her around washington the entire tactic likely she was 16. grandma got on the train, she rode the train the hallway here and we kept our family vacation in debt. the reason i'm telling the story is if you can imagine a little rural girl from carrollton, georgia, riding the train up, going into the dining car in the morning, sitting down at what appeared to be a very elegant table, and looking out of the window and seeing as you cross the bridge of natoma, washington monument. and feeling that i had known that i just entered our nations capital. later i learned as i'm sure many of you know, that on the top of the washington monument is the capstone. on the capstone it says praise be to god. as the sun rises over washington every day the
. and although i had seen her once before, the big time i saw her when i had the horseback riding accident and i broke my back and i was unconscious for a while and i was laid up for a little bit but as a kid fortunately, i healed and i'm moving around great. part of overcoming that is not believing the doctors when they said you should be glad you can walk. you're lucky you're not dead. well, yeah, sure but i wanted to do more and we kept going finally i had to go to a chiropractor to find somebody that said, okay, maybe exercise is okay. maybe you can try jogging, yeah, maybe you can do stuff to strengthen your back. boy, i latched onto that and i was into cheerleading and dancing and i felt great and i got my body back, just as you start to feel good life has a opportunity to slap you back down. i had some fun times, you know, cheerleading, did the tractor queen thing. i'm sure there's not a lot of people out there that would admit they were tractor queen if they ever were. i would have rather driven the tractor -- tractor queen, i'm the queen of the tractor nowadays they would probably let y
eyewitness account that plutarc relied upon. >> what do you know about julius ceasar as a person? how big was he? >> physically. >> he was a tall man. very attractive. he came from a very well-placed patrician family. but he sided with the popular party. he wanted reforms. he felt rome needed reformed. for rome to survive, those who had a lot had to give a little. and he wanted to reign in the self-enriching class. he pushed for land distribution, rent control, debt cancellation, luxury tax on the very rich. these are the things that they really disliked about him. he encouraged the development of guilds and unions. they weren't called unions, they were called guilds, of the common people so that they could have a presence. he bypassed the senate when he came back and took over. the government, he bypassed the senate and he, he sent things through the tribal asimplies. through the forum and the assemblies. >> what was his tight snell. >> his title by this time was empertor perpetual. excuse my latin. literally "emperor for life". >> how did he get that job? >> the word emperor wasn't it.
rage came out which the big magazine excerpt came out of 93 and the book came out in 94. not long after rage came out you saw changes in corporate america. you saw a small but interesting group begin to rise. you saw richard carson became the head of time warner and the head of american express. you saw change in the calculus. of course with the recent presidential election you saw something that many people of many colors felt never happened at least in our lifetime which was the election of a president identified as african-american. the other thing that happened which is something that i found interesting is in the years since that book came out a new generation has come along so a lot of the voices represented in rage are different from the voice is represented in "the end of anger". it is not just a couple words about that. even though i've settled 100 interviews for rage i did more for this book. in addition to interviews a conducted a couple surveys. i did a survey of the black alumni of harvard business school. 74 questions. and also survey of graduates called the better chance
dreams in which i had these. guide he came and helped me. and although i've seen her once before, the big time i saw her was when i had the first tech writing accident in the my back and was unconscious for a while. as a kid, for chile part of overcoming out with not believing the doctors and a side you should be glad you can walk. you are lucky you weren't dead. oh yeah, sure, but i wanted to do more. we kept going. finally had to go to the chiropractor to find somebody that said maybe exercise is okay. maybe you can try jogging. yeah, maybe you could use that to strength in your back. i latched onto god and that is when i got into dance team chemistry living in the which an escape --a physical escape. i felt great. i got my body back. and then just as you start to feel good, life has a tendency sometimes to thought you back down. it is happening to me. i had some fun times, cheerleading, i'm sure there's not a lot of people out there i would even admit that they were trying to clean if they [laughter] while to us. and you know what, i would have rather two minute track here. i thought a
is not the first place that would come to mind to have a big ice skating right. among other reasons, because it nothing ever freezes there. but this is what we did last year, and we made it into the guinness book of world records. so you ask yourself, ask this question a couple of years ago, why in the world do we do this? and he came up with a sort of intelligent answer. because this is the kind of competition we like. we are the only ones competing. [laughter] you can't lose if you're in the competition for the world's biggest because nobody else is doing it. nobody else is crazy enough to do this stuff, just in time or money on a. not going to happen. and so, we love that kind of competition. the problem of course is that that version to competition extends antitrust policy, what extent of the type of monopolies we have, would've extended the type of concentration of power we have. then it gets complicated. then things don't work anymore. and so i going to the same story about slim which i think is most respectful but also somewhat critical, not of his personality or persona, but the situ
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